Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment

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Meda Chesney-Lind, Marc Mauer
The New Press, May 10, 2011 - Law - 368 pages
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In a series of newly commissioned essays from the leading scholars and advocates in criminal justice, Invisible Punishment explores, for the first time, the far-reaching consequences of our current criminal justice policies. Adopted as part of “get tough on crime” attitudes that prevailed in the 1980s and ’90s, a range of strategies, from “three strikes” and “a war on drugs,” to mandatory sentencing and prison privatization, have resulted in the mass incarceration of American citizens, and have had enormous effects not just on wrong-doers, but on their families and the communities they come from. This book looks at the consequences of these policies twenty years later.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Lifetime Consequences of Imprisonment
13
PART II Distorting Justice
59
PART III Fractured Families
115
PART IV Communities in Crisis
163
10 Black Economic Progress in the Era of Mass Imprisonment
165
The PrisonCrime Relationship in LowIncome Communities
181
PART V Incarceration As Socially Corrosive
195
12 Building a Prison Economy in Rural America
197
13 The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Immigration Policy
214
Tuberculosis and Incarceration
239
Censorship and Stereotypes
258
16 The International Impact of US Policies
279
Notes
293
Index
337
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